Here Are My Hands

New big books to share with a group!

Big books are ideal for use with a large group--they are oversized at 14-1/2 x 18 inches. A perfect way to enjoy Holt favorites with many children at once!

Here Are My Hands features children of many different backgrounds and invites young readers to respond creatively as they learn the parts of the body.

Also available in big book format:

The Colors of Us

By Karen Katz

In the Small, Small Pond

By Denise Fleming

Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?

By Bill Martin Jr, illustrated by Eric Carle

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By Heather (Norcross, GA) · March 04, 2013
The main idea of this book initially looks like a book about body parts. But if you look a little deeper, you will see that each child shown is a different race and that we all have the same body parts, that are shown in the book, and we use them for the same thing. For example one page says, "H... ...more
By Dominique (The United States) · ★★★★★ · April 01, 2014
This story is fun for young readers and it's one of the few non fiction stories my toddlers love! I use this book to teach what the different parts of the body are used for. For example the book says hands are for catching and throwing but what are some other things we use our hands for?

In the cl... ...more
By Serene (The United States) · ★★☆☆☆ · February 25, 2015
Here are My Hands by Bill Martin Jr, is a book that explores body parts and there functions. The book gives all the major body parts and what we use them for. The illustrations for each part are vivid and enlarged. The author uses rhyming words making it fun and easy. This book is appropriate for... ...more
By Shanshad (The United States) · ★★☆☆☆ · January 20, 2012
Cute in its way, but it sort of loses out as a true concept book. Hands, feet, nose, head, and eyes all work with the descriptions, but then the author has "ears/for washing and drying" huh? Ears are for hearing. If a book has become nonsense in order to rhyme then the rhyming should be abandoned... ...more
By Angela · ★★★★★ · March 02, 2013
Best for kids ages 3 and up
Early Literacy Skills: Print Motivation, Phonological Awareness, Vocabulary

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Here are my Hands is a simple picture book that is meant to be read aloud and acted out by very young children. the rhyming text, which deals with parts of the body, invites children t... ...more
By Carrie · ★★★★☆ · December 21, 2009
Succinct, rhyming sentences are combined with bright, simple illustrations of children as they show what they do with their bodies in this picture book. Children from varying ethnicities populate the pages and reflect the diversity of our world today. Few children will resist the temptation to pa... ...more
By Madeline (Suwanee, GA) · ★★★★★ · April 24, 2012
I fell in love with this book after a class mate in Language and Literacy read it to the class. I love the book because it goes through all of the different parts of the body. It allows the children to join along which is always something to keep their attention. The pictures are illustrated in s... ...more
By Katie · ★★★★★ · July 27, 2013
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By Katie (Katrina) (New Albany, IN) · ★★★★★ · January 13, 2015
A good picture book that shows children of different ethnic groups using their hands. The children also share how they use their hands and other body parts -like eyes for seeing and head for thinking. ...more